Shutdown Zenith Energy

Zenith Energy has Got to Go!

About the Shutdown Zenith Campaign

Zenith Energy “bomb trains” move through Portland neighborhoods and the Columbia Gorge, threatening explosions and spills. An earthquake in the Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI) Hub where Zenith is located could spill millions of gallons of fuel onto the ground and into the Willamette River.

Zenith Energy has a poor track record in Portland. Their terminal began operation without air quality permits. They vent toxics into our community despite losing two appeals on their denied permit. Their operations threaten public health; producing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. They export oil and diesel in disregard of the City’s groundbreaking 2016 ordinance ending new fossil fuel infrastructure.

Citizens cannot rely upon companies like Zenith that operate without permits and lack transparent communications about operations and future intentions for fossil fuel facilities.

What You Can Do

The Emerging Coalition of groups working on Zenith and the CEI hub are continuing to organize and work to get the DEQ permit denied.  Join us in raising your voice!

DEQ will open a public comment period soon. XRPDX will announce the period when it is scheduled. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on the Shutdown Zenith Campaign.

Learn more about the campaign to Stop Zenith

Check out previous work of the Zenith Workgroup, part of an umbrella organization, CedarAction, and watch the video.

Read our previous blog posts about Zenith Energy.

You can check DEQ’s webpage for notification of the public comment period.